Having “too much” breast milk might not sound like a problem to many people. However, oversupply of breast milk, also known as hyperlactation, can result in various symptoms for both you and your baby. Many of which are quite unpleasant and even painful.
Some of the common symptoms of oversupply include:
❤️🩹Engorgement: your breasts can become swollen, firm, and painful as a result of excess milk production.
❤️🩹Leaking: Oversupply can result in constant or excessive leaking of breast milk.
❤️🩹Fast milk flow: The milk flow during breastfeeding can be fast and forceful, which can be difficult for your bub to handle.
❤️🩹Spitting up or gassiness: Your baby may spit up more frequently or be gassier due to swallowing too much air while trying to keep up with the fast milk flow.
❤️🩹Choking or coughing: Your baby may choke or cough while breastfeeding due to the fast milk flow.
If you suspect that you have an oversupply of breast milk, it's important to speak with a lactation consultant or your healthcare provider for advice on managing the situation. This can help ensure that your breastfeeding experience is comfortable for both you and your baby.